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The secret to happiness.

Turning five is a special event in anyone’s life, and for her fifth birthday Braelyn had a special idea. “She decided she wanted to do something,” said Braelyn’s aunt, Shania Pruden. “We were talking and she doesn’t like it how … Continue reading






As long as the rivers flow.

Treaty No. 1 signed 145 years ago today. The vision of a thriving community is not a new one. At United Way Winnipeg, we recognize that our work and the work of our partners take place on the traditional territory … Continue reading






Youth United 2015-16 grants: for youth, by youth.

The United Way Youth United Council awarded more than $17,000 in grants for youth-led projects in 2015-16 that contributed to positive social change in Winnipeg and neighbouring communities. The Youth United Grants program provides a maximum of $1,000 to projects … Continue reading






Calandra’s story

Your gift means more job skills and money management training so people can stand on their own, above the cycle of poverty. People like Calandra, who struggled to find work and make ends meet after high school. “I was kind … Continue reading






Caring about kids

Community effort brings new shed for daycare at PFSS Thanks to the generous help of United Way Day of Caring volunteers, the daycare at Pregnancy & Family Support Services (PFSS) has a new shed for their toys and supplies. The shed was … Continue reading






Mirela’s story

Your gift means more support for people in need, close to home. People like Mirela, who looked for help at a neighbourhood family centre after her dad died. “I went looking for guidance…initially for my mental health and depression because my … Continue reading